2 Day South Coast, Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon, Glacier Hike & DC-3 Plane Wreck Tour

2 Day South Coast, Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon, Glacier Hike & DC-3 Plane Wreck Tour
The gorgeous Diamond Beach on Iceland's South Coast is a sight not to be missed
A glacier hike offers unmatched views over Iceland's magnificent vistas.
The DC-3 plane wreck lies in the Sólheimasandur desert on the South Coast of Iceland.
2 Day South Coast, Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon, Glacier Hike & DC-3 Plane Wreck Tour
2 Day South Coast, Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon, Glacier Hike & DC-3 Plane Wreck Tour
2 Day South Coast, Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon, Glacier Hike & DC-3 Plane Wreck Tour
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Engage in the magnificent beauty of Iceland on this two-day tour on the South Coast. You will see a variety of incredible features such as waterfalls, black beaches, strange rock formations as well as having an opportunity to hike on a glacier.

This tour is perfect for those with a few days in Iceland but who want to see and do as much as possible, including seeing the 'Crown Jewel of Iceland', Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon. Not only can you delight in the natural attractions but you will also travel to the DC-3 plane wreck in the black desert Sólheimassandur.

You will travel on a minibus and enjoy a more intimate group size so you can spend longer time appreciating the attractions rather than regrouping with your fellow passengers. It also means you more opportunities to speak with your experienced guide, should you have any questions.

Your journey will begin in Reykjavík. As you head out of town on the Ring-Road, you can admire the dramatic black lava fields surrounding the capital area. Your first stops will be at the iconic waterfalls, Seljalandsfoss and Skógasfoss. You will also see the famous Reynisfjara black beach and all of its intriguing geological features.

Other sights you can look forward to including the stunning icebergs floating on the glacier lagoon, Jökulsárlón as well as upon the black sands of the Diamond Beach. To top off your experience, you will also go for a glacier hike to enjoy the serene quiet icy landscapes of the mountains.

Your accommodation for the evening is taken care of and this minibus experience releases you from all concerns about driving. If you're travelling in the summer, you can enjoy all of this under the magnetic Midnight Sun or in the winter, you can look forward to the possibility of the Northern Lights.

Embark on this tour to enjoy Iceland's South Coast and for the unique opportunity to traverse across one of Europe's largest glaciers. Check availability by choosing a date.


Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: All year
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Activities: Glacier Hiking, Sightseeing
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Minimum age: 8 years.
  • Languages: English, Icelandic
  • Highlights: Jökulsárlón, Vatnajökull, Skógafoss, Seljalandsfoss, Sólheimajökull, Skaftafell, Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach, Vík í Mýrdal, Reynisdrangar, South Coast, Diamond Beach, DC3 Plane Wreck
Pickup information:
  • Pickup time : 08:00.

Pick up starts 8am and might take 30 minutes. Please be ready at your selected location. Read carefully if you will be picked up at your hotel or at the nearest designated area (Bus Stop). For walking distance to bus stops, please check busstop.is.

Included:
  • Professional and fun English speaking guide

  • Glacier Hike

  • Minibus Transfer

  • One night of accommodation in a Hotel (breakfast included)

  • Boat ride on Jökulsárlón

  • Lunch & Dinner


What to bring:
  • Hiking shoes (with slip resistance sole in the winter)

  • Rain Gear


Good to know:

The optional bike ride to the plane wreck is about 20 minutes each way (7km in total). You also get the change to walk there.

During winter months November - April the bikes are not an option.

Order or availability of attractions may change due to road or weather conditions.

The Northern Lights are a natural phenomenon and cannot be guaranteed by the operator. The hotels are in prime locations to maximize the chances of seeing them.

Pick up is from designated locations in Reykjavík. Pick up from from Keflavík airport or outside of the greater capital area is not available.

We recommended that you pack a small suitcase for this tour. Luggage storage is available for free if you bring it to the pick up location.

We recommend you bring hiking boots with slip-resistant soles and ankle protection. Hiking boots are is available as an extra when booking.



Daily itinerary

Day 1 - South Coast and Glacier Lagoon


The magnificent Reynisfjara Beach.


Once you have been picked up in Reykjavík, you will join the Ring Road to begin your exploration of the South Coast. The first stops will be the magnificent waterfalls Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss which tumble down from impressive heights of the Southern Highland interior.

From there you'll stop at the black sands of Sólheimasandur where you'll leave the minibus and hop aboard another ride, a bike. You'll cycle through this dark desert until you reach a wreckage of a plane that crashed here in the 70s. Don't worry, nobody got hurt in the crash. However, the wreck now serves as a great photographic location as the lone plane is surrounded by nothing but black sand. 

You will then be transported to the black shores of Reynisfjara beach known for its dramatic basalt columns and sea stacks rumoured to be the petrified remains of greedy trolls. You will have lunch in the nearby village of Vík.

Before you retire to your hotel for the evening, you will have an opportunity to admire the 'Crown Jewel of Iceland', Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon where huge, blue icebergs lazily float on the calm water before drifting out to sea.

You will spend the evening in close to the lagoon and the charming town of Höfn.


Day 2 - Glacier Expedition & Waterfalls


The view from inside an Ice Cave


You will start the day with another visit to the Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon. Every iceberg is different, and whatever the time of year you are guaranteed to be mesmerised by the elegant beauty of this vista. You will also visit the neighbouring sight, the Diamond Beach, where these icy giants sometimes wash ashore.

The main event of the day will be your chance to get up close to a glacier and hike across one yourself. You will be provided with all the necessary equipment as well as an expert guide to lead you across this brutal and barren landscape.

After a day to remember, you will be taken back to Reykjavík with many a story and photo to share.


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